Jos Islamic School collapsed because of poor planning, NBRRI says

Jos Islamic School collapsed because of poor planning, NBRRI says

The Nigerian Building, Roads Research Institute(NBRRI) has blamed the incessant collapse of buildings in Plateau on poor planning and weak materials.

“NBRRI has conducted a research on the rising cases of buildings collapse in Plateau and found that affected structures were poorly planned and erected by poor handlers using substandard materials,” Mr Terver Tyosor, the institute’s Zonal Coordinator (North-Central), said in Jos.

Tyosor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday that the institute specifically focused on trying to unravel why the Islamic School, Jos collapsed in 2015.

` ` Our findings and recommendations have been submitted to the Plateau State Government; we  found the planning and workmanship very poor, while the construction materials were very substandard,” he said.

“We also found something even more strange – the building was a bungalow but was just converted to a storey building without proper arrangements for the weight of that conversion.

“ It was also situated in a sand-filled dumpsite and was just waiting to collapse,” he explained.

Tyosor said that the institute had recommended that the building be completely brought down and also advised that all building constructions in Plateau should strictly adhere to guidelines that included engaging professionals.

To help the state, he said that the institute had trained 65 craftsmen on walling technology in its efforts toward capacity building for members of Nigerian Association of Engineering Craftsmen (NAEC) in Plateau.

NAN reports that the two-storey building housing the Islamic school had killed four students and injured 14 others when it collapsed on 40 students in September 2015.


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